Wichita Falls Native Overcomes Challenges to Complete Triple Threat

- Those who brave the century ride of the Hotter'N Hell Hundred have a lot to be proud of, and some of those warriors are considered a triple threat.

An individual who is considered to be a Hotter'N Hell Hundred triple threat is someone who completes the mountain bike race, the whole hundred mile ride and the half marathon on the Wee-Chi-Tah trail.

We caught up with one triple threat who battled challenges to gain this title. 

"If it's something you want to do, just go out and just do it. I kind of live by that," Jeff Waldmuller from Wichita Falls said.  

Waldmuller says he didn't let anything stand in his way of completing the triple threat at the 2014 Hotter'N Hell Hundred.

"I have a little bit of a challenge to maintain, basically wound care, because I'm at a higher risk for developing wounds because of my leg, but it held out great this weekend. The training really paid off," Waldmuller says. 

Waldmuller has a prosthetic leg.

He's been competing in Hotter'N Hell events since he was 10 years old and he says it's always been a dream of his to complete the triple threat.

"You know I turned 30 this year, I did my first triathlon this year, I figured I'd stay in the team of threes and do my first triple threat. I've always wanted to do more here. And I've done the mountain biking, done the road biking. I've never done the century but I decided, you know what let's just do it," Waldmuller says. 

Waldmuller says he spent months preparing and he encourages everyone who is skeptical about trying the triple threat challenge to do it.

He says with a little perseverance, no challenge is too hard.

"Don't ever be scared to tackle something that's a challenge. Always challenge yourself. Have end goals realistic goals, but challenge yourself, not just in athletics, in life and overall health and fitness," Waldmuller says. 

He says this will be a new challenge that he plans to take on each year.

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